Releases Recap: May 9 – 13

Oculus Blog
May 14, 2022

This week, we released a bunch of titles and updates across the Quest and Rift Platforms. Here’s a rundown of the highlights:

In AREA MAN LIVES, a quirky radio drama unfolds around you while you do your best to keep the radio station humming along as its new DJ. You record commercials, interview callers and try your best to piece together how your actions inside the station impact your listening audience in scenarios so wild they can only live in your imagination. When an unusual area man calls into the station asking for your help, you have to act fast. Will you trust the area man, or do your best to thwart his plans? Is there anything you can do to save the area man from himself?

Perfect For: Fans of Cosmonious High, Wolves in the Walls, and Paper Birds
Developer: Numinous Games
Available On: Quest Platform
More Info: Step Inside a Quirky Interactive Radio Drama With ‘Area Man Lives’

Little Cities
Sometimes you just need to escape from the real world for a while, and the farther you go—like, say, to a remote tropical island—the better. That’s the idea behind Little Cities. It’s a wholesome and accessible city building game with a simple goal: to give you a space where you can relax while crafting your own mini society. You’ll pave roads and construct buildings in several different climates, each with their own unique gameplay twists. Working on a desert island, for example, means protecting your city from sandstorms, while those on volcanic islands will have to keep an eye out for any sudden eruptions!

Perfect For: Fans of Cities: VR, Spacefolk City, and Tentacular
Developer: Purple Yonder
Available On: Quest Platform
More Info: Chill to the Cozy Island Vibes of 'Little Cities,' Out Today on the Quest Platform

BlazeRush: Star Track
BlazeRush: Star Track is a dynamic arcade survival racing game in a new space-themed setting. In this game, everyone can assemble a team of friends in local or online multiplayer. Choose a car and chase, blow up and cut your opponents off—welcome to the world of racing and frantic fun! The special BlazeRush update for Quest features a campaign that includes 30 missions, a new “spaceship” type of vehicle, new weapon types, a special space-themed track for multiplayer, and a new powerful enemy to conquer. Use new weapons and come up with your own strategy to win!

Perfect For: Fans of Mini Motor Racing X, Dash Dash World, and Void Racer: Extreme
Developer: Targem Games
Available On: Quest Platform // Rift Platform

The Under Presents - Live Actors
Enter THE UNDER, an otherworldly multiplayer hub, and discover a vast mystical desert with other players. Explore and engage with your fellow Time Sprites to unlock and discover the secrets buried beneath the sands. You never know who you might cross paths with while catching a show on the Under stage, investigating the Observatory, or tending the MC’s garden. And for a limited time, players may encounter Live performers visiting the paid multiplayer space of the Under again! Witness the sands of The Under reawaken, as new and old friends appear for spontaneous live encounters. Don’t miss this one of a kind experience before time sweeps it away again on June 19.

Perfect For: Fans of Virtual Virtual Reality 2, A Township Tale, and Zenith: The Last City
Developer: Tender Claws
Available On: Quest Platform

Smash Drums - Volcano Update
Embark on an epic drumming journey that will have you destroying multiple environments through chaos and flames! Be prepared to smash drums to great rock songs—including five new ones from Richy Mix, LeBrock, Seething Akira, Young Medicine, and Jessie Villa, courtesy of the latest Volcano Update. As you’d expect, there’s also a brand new volcano environment for you to drum in, and a new Practice Mode to help you practice those tricky fills.

Perfect For: Fans of Ragnarock, Beat Saber, and Unplugged: Air Guitar
Developer: PotamWorks SAS
Available On: Quest Platform

Visit the Store on the Quest and Rift Platforms for even more immersive content. We’ll see you back here next week for another batch of releases.